REMEMBRANCE CEREMONY AND WREATH LAYING DECEMBER 15, 2018

Family & Friends of Sarasota National Cemetery Inc. Wreaths Across America

WE WILL LAY 13,500 WREATHS DECEMBER 15, 2018

(941) 448-6299

REMEMBRANCE CEREMONY DECEMBER 15, 2018

Escort Information Wreaths Across America Sarasota

 ***** REVISED STAGING LOCATION FOR ESCORT !!!!*****
STAGING HOME DEPOT PARKING LOT
5820 SR 64, BRADENTON FL 34208
0630 hrs - Stage
0700 hrs – RIDE CAPTAIN BRIEFING MANDATORY
0730 hrs – KSU (or as directed by WAA staff)

The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in escorting Wreaths Across America trucks from the HOME DEPOT parking lot, 5820 SR 64, East Bradenton, Fl 34208, to Sarasota National Cemetery, Sarasota.

Join other volunteers, Veterans, Active Duty Military and their Families escorting the Wreaths on their final leg to Sarasota National Cemetery and become part of history by placing a wreath at 1 of 1,400 participating National Cemeteries and Veteran Monuments across America.

All motorcycles are welcome and flag bikes are strongly encouraged (mounted 3 x 5 American Flag). All other vehicles (cages) wanting to participate in the escort are requested to have an American Flag (window flag if possible) mounted to the right side of the vehicle (facing it from the rear) to identify them as part of the escort.

We will be escorting the Wreaths approximately 23 miles to the Cemetery on an Interstate Highway, So ensure your mounted flags are secure and capable of highway speeds. Speed will be around 60MPH and we will travel in the far left lane untill time to transition to the far right lane for our exit.

According to our WAA representative, PGR flag bikes will lead the escort, followed by PGR non-flag bikes, followed by Veteran organizations, followed by independent riders followed by cages.

If you are not participating in the escort, proceed directly to the Cemetery and join us in the Ceremony.

This is an escort (approximately 23 miles) from the Home Depot parking lot, 5820 SR 64, East Bradenton, Fl 34208 to the on ramp south I-75 to Sarasota National Cemetery. 9810 SR 72 Sarasota Fl. 34241

Flag bikes are strongly encouraged.

Itinerary:
Escort
from the Home Depot. Parking Lot
5820 SR 64
East Bradenton Fl 34208

0630 hrs - Stage
0700 hrs – Brief
0730 hrs – KSU (or as directed by WAA staff)

To Sarasota National Cemetery
9810 SR 72 Sarasota Fl. 34241

Ride Captain: Bill Franklin
SRC Email: gulfrader@comcast.net
SRC Cell: 941-350-2547

SPECIAL THANK YOU TO THE HOME DEPOT FOR ALLOWING US TO USE THEIR PARKING LOT FOR STAGING FOR THIS EVENT.
BIG HAND TO MIKE DINGLE 4D'S TRUCKING FOR HIS TIME AND EFFORT PROVIDING HIS TRUCKS TO TRANSPORT THE WREATHS
THANKS TO JON RITSCHER OF SCHNEIDER FOR HIS TIME AND EFFORT PROVIDING HIS TRUCK TO TRANSPORT WREATHS.
THANKS ALSO TO THE FOLLOWING:
FLORIDA DEPT. OF TRANSPORTATION DISTRICT 1 FOR LIGHTING UP THE BOARDS TO CONTROL TRAFFIC.
FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL FOR THEIR ESCORT FROM MANATEE TO SARASOTA COUNTY
MANATEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR TRAFFIC CONTROL AT HOME DEPOT
SARASOTA COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE BLOCKING OFF TRAFFIC EXIT 205 


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Our Remembrance Ceremony and Wreath Laying for Sarasota National Cemetery will be held at Patriot Plaza on December 15, 2018. 


Motorcycle Escort arrives at 8:00am at Sarasota National Cemetery


10AM to 10:30am - Remembrance Ceremony to be held at Patriot Plaza.  Arrive to the cemetery early to park and be seated at Patriot Plaza. There are Attendants and Staff on site to assist with transportation to and from Patriot Plaza.   


10:30am to 11:00am - Families First - The Laying of the Wreaths will begin at 10:30 for Families who will lay their loved one's Wreaths   


11:00am to 11:30am - All Remaining Volunteers will lay Wreaths.   

  • All Volunteers may place a maximum of two wreaths on the remaining gravesites.
  • Please help ensure that all participants get the opportunity to place a wreath.
  • Please follow the Location Coordinator's instructions on where to place wreaths, as well as "how" they should be placed.
  • We especially appreciate volunteers willing to help Remove the Wreaths on January 12, 2019 at Daybreak.  Please check in with the Location Coordinator if you are interested in helping with the removal.

Today, be honored and humbled...  You Placed A Wreath On The Grave Of  An American Hero....  Never Forget....  Remember... Honor...Teach

  
Meshia Richardson, Chairman & Location Coordinator Wreaths Across America Sarasota National Cemetery 941-448-6299 www.sarasotawreaths.com 


If you have a loved one buried at Sarasota National, please consider sponsoring a wreath for 2019 National Wreaths Across America Day December 14, 2019 

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WREATH SPONSORSHIP

WREATH SPONSORSHIP FOR 2019 - 15,400 WREATHS

  • REMEMBER the Fallen. . .
  • HONOR those who Serve. . . 
  • TEACH our children the value of Freedom.


Welcome to Family & Friends of Sarasota National Inc.  We are a Non-Profit Organization and Registered as a "Three Wreaths Delivered for Every Two Sponsored" Fundraising Group  with Wreaths Across America for Charitable Donations.


Please help our 501(c) 3 Non Profit Organization raise funds for 2019 by clicking the red "SPONSOR NOW" button to sponsor wreaths to be placed. 


Wreath Sponsorship is 

1 wreath for $15 or 

3 wreaths for $30. 

Corporate Donations are Welcome! 


Checks are Accepted.

Make Checks Payable to:

Wreaths Across America TM

Memo- SNC

Mail to:

Family & Friends of Sarasota National Cemetery Inc

32650 Taylor Grade Rd

Duette, FL  34219


Thank you so much for supporting our Mission to Never Forget.

 

National Wreaths Across America Day

  

Each December on National Wreaths Across America Day, our mission to Remember, Honor and Teach is carried out by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as at more than 1,600 additional locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea and abroad.

From the Revolutionary War to present day conflicts, our veterans are devoted sons and daughters, fathers and mothers, sisters and brothers. They come from all backgrounds in life to place those lives on the line for our freedoms. There are millions of individual stories to tell. Be Their Witness!

We understand we have Veterans Day in the fall and Memorial Day in the spring, but our service members sacrifice their time and safety every single day of the year to preserve our freedoms. In many homes, there is an empty seat for one who is serving or one who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. There is no better time to express our appreciation than during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. We hope you will join us to show our veterans and their families that we will not forget. We will never forget.

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2019 Wreath Sponsorship

Your support and contributions will enable us to Lay 15,400 Wreaths at Sarasota National Cemetery in 2019. 100% of your generous donation will go towards funding our mission  to "Never Forget"

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Family & Friends of Sarasota National Cemetery, Inc. A 501(C)3 Non-Profit Organization

For more information regarding our Wreaths Across America program, please email us!

Family & Friends of Sarasota National Cemetery Inc

32650 Taylor Grade Rd, Duette, FL 34219, US

(941) 448-6299

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